Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says that on average, someone dies by suicide in Kentucky every 11 hours and many of those taking their own life are doing so at younger and younger ages.
Seventy-three years is a long time for an auto body shop to be in business, but the post-World War II automobile boom couldn’t have been better timed for Easley’s Body and Paint Shop in West Plains, MO, which first opened doors in 1945.
Andy’s Automotive Group owners Mark and Diane Anderson planned to build a new facility on Godfrey Road---which would have taken the company to Godfrey---but were happy to announce they are relocating their business just off of Homer Adams Parkway, at 3001 Washington Ave., in Alton, IL, in the former Rothman Furniture building, the Andersons said.
Dent Works has a new name: Cliff’s Auto Body and Glass.
The state of Michigan is poised to be at the forefront of the autonomous and connected vehicles industry, representing a $3 trillion opportunity for state companies.
He's known for his ability to make anything out of nothing. His fabrication and welding skills are remarkable. He's an artist who works in a wide range of mediums and she is someone who isn't afraid to do whatever it takes to restore a car and make it look spectacular.
Dave Dunn is not just a shop owner. He is also a marketing guru, the owner of a training center and the founder of Gator Sauce, a culinary creation that he uses as a marketing tool that has people throughout Illinois salivating and pouring it on everything from gumbo all the way to scrambled eggs.
Kickin' Kolor in Davenport, IA, is the brainchild of Jim and Chris Hetzler, a store that was designed to help artists, body shops, painters, hot rodders, car rebuilders and hobbyists attain paint supplies and gain access to expert technical support and training.